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Goldsboro couple finds live grenade in antique

Posted June 23, 2011 1:23 p.m. EDT
Updated June 23, 2011 2:36 p.m. EDT

— An explosives team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base disposed of a live hand grenade Wednesday after a couple found it while restoring an antique sewing machine, authorities said Thursday.

David and Susan Crooks, of West Hill Road in Goldsboro, found the grenade in a drawer of the sewing machine and called authorities for help. Authorities said the device appeared to have been made in Germany during World War I.

The Crooks said the sewing machine had been in the family for years, but it was unclear who put the grenade in the drawer.